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Rocky Mountain National Park

4.7
Scenic Drive · Bodies of Water · Hiking Trails

Popular things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Scenic Drive
Trail Ridge Road
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Bear Lake
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Drive
Old Fall River Road
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named. About 480 km (300 mi) of hiking trails crisscross the park, with some bringing visitors to summits surpassing 4,250 m (14,000 ft) in altitude. At 4,346 m (14,259 feet), Long's Peak dominates many views, and hikers opt for trails that arrive at Bear Lake, which sits beneath the high mountains of the Continental Divide. Trail Ridge Road brings visitors above 3,650 m (12,000 ft) in their cars during summer, but the road remains closed in winter. Park roads provide scenic biking, while rivers and streams draw anglers to their trout-stocked waters. A herd of 600 to 800 elk call the park home during winter, and about 350 bighorn sheep and numerous moose and mule deer live there throughout the year. The park's location, about a 90-minute drive from Denver, makes the wildlife and wild terrain of this park easily accessible. Add Rocky Mountain National Park and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States driving holiday planner.

Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Waterfall
Alberta Falls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Sprague Lake
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Lily Lake
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Alluvial Fan
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Hiking Trail
Adams Falls Trail
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Cub Lake Trail
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Lily Lake Trailhead
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Tundra Communities Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Water Body
Sky Pond
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Ouzel Falls
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Chapel on the Rock Allenspark
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Ranch
Glacier Creek Stables
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Specialty Museum
Moraine Park Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Eagle Plume Trading Post Allenspark
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
The Old Gallery Allenspark Allenspark
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Historic Walking Area
Wild Basin Area
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Holzwarth Historic Site
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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